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ecu

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noun \ˈā-ˌkyü, ā-ˈkue\

Definition of ecu

plural

ecus

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  1. :  any of various old French units of value; also :  a coin representing an ecu

Origin and Etymology of ecu

Middle French, literally, shield, from Old French escu, from Latin scutum; from the device of a shield on the coin — more at esquire


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ecu

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noun, often capitalized E&C&U \ˌē-(ˌ)sē-ˈyü\

Definition of ecu

  1. :  a money of account based on the currency units of members of the European Union from 1979 up to the introduction of the euro in 1999

Origin and Etymology of ecu

European Currency Unit (influenced by French écu ecu)


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